Climbing your first mountain or 14er is an exciting and rewarding experience! You’ll get the achievement of seeing the world from above and the feel-goods of the endorphins from the exercise. However, the mountains aren’t a walk in the park, and getting down is mandatory. Some situations require extra caution and a little know how. With a bit of preparation, you’ll be able to get to the summit and back safely.
Whether you are training for a race or simply indulging in all the wilderness has to offer, there are a variety of factors, some constant, and some changing, that are likely to have an impact on your journey. Knowing these factors can help ensure your safety and get you back to the trailhead safely.
The Grand Canyon is the United States’ most popular National Park. Millions of visitors go there every year, but less than 1% of them ever travel below the rim. Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim is the most scenic way to get the full experience of the Canyon, and is a trail running dream route. Complete with narrow cliffside trails, towering canyon walls, the emerald waters of the Colorado River, and waterfalls for those who are lucky, this route will leave you in awe.
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Training Articles for the Faster Fitter Limitless Athlete
Strength is so much more than pumping iron and has numerous benefits like speed, more endurance, injury prevention, and a higher metabolism. And just like placing one foot in front of the other, it doesn’t have to be complicated once you know the structure.
In a year where racing was scarce but adventure was plentiful, we watched as athletes took to well known routes and new terrain to test their limits. Our congrats go out to these athletes for pushing boundaries, doing things for the greater good, and finding new ways to experience the wilderness.